The Dutch Revolt

The Dutch Revolt

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Based on Spanish and Dutch documents from archive and private collections from all over Europe, "The Dutch Revolt" takes into account religions and economic, as well as political, factors, demonstrating the intricate links that tied the fate of the Netherlands to that of Spain, in a age when "particularism was more potent that patriotism".
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 15mm | 220g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • maps, diagrams, bibliography, notes, index
  • 0141391324
  • 9780141391328

About Geoffrey A. Parker

The most rspected writer on the Dutch Revolt, Professor Parker is author of the Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, The Thirty Years War, and Philip II.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Prelude: the Netherlands in 1549; the seeds of discontent (1549-59); the erosion of royal power (1559-64); the collapse of royal power (March 1564-October 1565). Part 2 The fFirst revolt (1565-8): the crisis; Spain, 1566 - the time of decisions; the failure of the first revolt; the sending of the duke of Alva; the duke of Alva's new order. Part 3 The second revolt (1569-76): the gathering storm; 1572; the prince of Orange's new order; the failure of repression (1573-6). Part 4 The third revolt (1576-81): revolution; Orange's triumph; the split. Part 5 Independence and survival (1581-9): the failure of leadership in the Republic; the Spanish reconquest; war or peace?. Part 6 Consolidation and settlement: the war to 1609; the Dutch Republic as a great power; the survival of the Spanish Netherlands; postscript - the Netherlands divided.
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